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Winternacht - 87 Version

COMPOSER: Hans Abrahamsen
PUBLISHER: Edition Wilhelm Hansen
PRODUCT TYPE: Score
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Chamber Ensemble
Winternach was written in1976-78 and the title was taken from a poem by the Austrian poet Georg Trakl. The four movements, which are all very precise and dreamingly poetic, are almost classical in terms of clarity and discipline in orchestration and form: hence the dedication of the third movement
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Composer Hans Abrahamsen
Publisher Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Instrumentation Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Piano Chamber, Guitar, Violin, Cello
Language DK
Product Type Score
Instrument Group Chamber Ensemble
Style Period Post 1901
Genre Classical
ISBN 9788759875384
Style Period Post 1901
No. Pages 36
No. WHKP00054
Description
Winternach was written in1976-78 and the title was taken from a poem by the Austrian poet Georg Trakl. The four movements, which are all very precise and dreamingly poetic, are almost classical in terms of clarity and discipline in orchestration and form: hence the dedication of the third movement to Igor Stravinsky. However, the music has a strong impressionistic quality as well: four introverted still lifes of the velvety, dark iceness of a silvery winter night (one can veritably sense the fairy-tale-like sleigh ride in the two outer movements). The second movement is dedicated to the eccentric lithographer M.C. Escher and the first and last movements are both dedicated toGeorg Trakl. As in the well-known orchestral work, Stratifications, we can enjoy Amrahamsen's fiscination with having several events occur simultaneously: a thoughtful as well as playful multilayered quality mirrors the poetic and mysterious worlds of painting, literature, nature and most important of all: music.
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